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What's New!      UPDATED December 18, 2016

1. Wildschoenau, Austria
.....Hiking the Romantic Wildschoenau Valley


To spend a vacation in the Wildschoenau in Austria is to experience a lush valley whose people have kept alive many customs, long forgotten in other places. Known for its wild beauty, this valley embodies "pristine" Alpine living.

This valley was practically cut off from the outside world until the end of the 19th century, accessible only with difficulty over the mountains. Today all of that has changed with the modern road from Woergl into the Wildschoenau valley. This tour is based in the village of Oberau, where the true history of the Wildschoenau community began. A hiker's paradise, with over 180 miles of maintained hiking and walking trails for every difficulty level.

Guided hikes are offered in three categories, ranging from 2-3 hours to over 4 hours with the demanding mountain hike choice. Waiting for you at the end of the day is the Hotel Tirolerhof with all of their Tyrolean hospitality.

Included services:

- 7 night stay at Hotel Tirolerhof in Oberau with breakfast and 4 course dinner and choice of entree

- Wildschoenau Card: free use of gondolas, various cultural museums and attractions and discounts for transportation in the valley

- (5) days of guided hikes (Monday thru Friday)

- All taxes and service charges

Walk/Hike: easy to strenuous level

Duration: 7 nights

Cost: $830. USD per person based on double occupancy or $930. single occupancy 

Season: May 25 - October 15

 

2. Salzkammergut, Austria

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Our New Village-To-Village Self-Guided Tours
.....In Austria's Region Of Lakes And Mountains
.....Known As The "Salzkammergut"


Tracks of the Book Smugglers

  • Nights: 3
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Locations: Bad Goisern - Hallstatt - Gosau
  • Included:Salzkammergut Card, 2x lunch or trail refreshment, Salt Mountain funicular railway ascent
  • Hiking Time: Average of 5-6 hours per day
  • Season: June 1 - October 11
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $505. double, $575. Single

Salzkammer Trail

  • Nights: 4
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Locations: Bad Goisern - Obertraun OR Hallstatt - Bad Aussee - Bad Goisern
  • Included: Guided tour of the Koppenbrueller Cave, Salzkammergut Card, 1 backpack per room
  • Hiking Time: Average of 6 hours per day
  • Season: April 24-October 18
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $670. double, $770. single

Salzkammergut Circular Hiking - Deluxe

  • Nights: 7
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Lodging: Top 4-Star Hotels
  • Locations: Lake Wolfgang (2) - Bad Ischl (2) - Hallstatt (2) - Bad Ischl
  • Included: Ascent/descent with steam cogwheel railway Schaftbergbahn, ascent/descent with Katrin cable car, guided tour of "Salzwelten Hallstatt", Salzkammergut Adventure Card, various boat/train trips
  • Hiking Time: Average of 2.5-5 hours per day
  • Season: May 1-October 15
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $1625. double, $2015. single

Dachstein Circuit / Discovery Tour

  • Nights: 6
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Lodging: 4 nights in 3 star inns/hotels, 2 nights in mountain huts
  • Locations: Ramsau - Guttenberg Lodge - Steiner Haus - Steinitzenalm Lodge - Hallstatt - Gosau
  • Included: Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, (1) boat trip, ascent with the Salt Mountain funicular railway
  • Hiking Time: Average of 6 hours per day
  • Season: June 15-October 1
  • Arrival: Any day
  • Price: $985. double, $1095. single

INCLUDED: 3 star accommodations (4 star on Deluxe tour), mountain huts (where indicated), breakfast, dinner, some lunches, luggage forwarding, all taxes and service charges, and other inclusions relating to specific tours. These tours are in addition to the five Salzkammergut tours already offered by Wanderweg Holidays.

 

3. Appenzell, Switzerland
....."Living Tradition"

Appenzell, Switzerland


“Living tradition”... with family farms, handcrafted art, distinctive music with yodeling, and customary feasts in decorative costume... best describes this region in eastern Switzerland. Surrounded on one side by high mountain peaks and on the other side by lush green pasture land, Appenzell offers something for any visitor interested in hiking - not the least of which is the only barefoot hiking trail in Switzerland! Your stay at the 4 star Hotel Santis in the center of the village will be memorable! In addition to a daily sumptuous breakfast and dinner, you’ll receive the Appenzell Card for free use of local trains, buses, most cable cars, museums and much more.

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Season: April-November. Our WanderFree three night minimum stay is $660. per person (double) and $795. (single).

 

4. St. Luc, Switzerland

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Le Grand Chalet Favre, nestled in the 18th century village of St. Luc in the spectacular Val d’ Anniviers region of French speaking Switzerland, invites you to recapture the feeling of traditional chalets of years gone by. The charming sun-drenched bedrooms, well-appointed in French country decor are ideal for relaxation after a day of hiking the abundant trail choices. Located only 3 hours from Geneva (3 1/4 hours from Zurich) it’s an easy journey with breathtaking views of the Alps.

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Season: June 17-October 22 (July 29-August 5 is unavailable). Your stay includes a delicious breakfast and dinner daily, free use of the Spa at the nearby partner Hotel Bella Tola, and our WanderFree three night minimum is $490. per person (double) and $670. (single).

 

 
5. World Heritage Hiking Tour of the Salzkammergut, Austria

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Since December 1997 the "Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut" region in Austria has joined the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.  UNESCO designated a large part of this region as a World Heritage worthy of preservation due to its unique and beautuful landscape and all their cultural activities - 76 lakes with crystal clear water, rich green alps, impressive rock faces up to 3,000 meters high, as well as the Dachstein Glacier.  This tour has it all - lakes, well-marked trails and charming villages.

A combination village-to-village tour with multiple day stays in quaint villages allows the visitor to experience the best of this region.  Hiking days average three hours and overnights will be in the villages of Abersee, Bad Ischl, and Bad Goisern.

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Hiking season:  April 24 to October 18

Included in the price of $1035. per person (double) or $1210. single:

  • 7 night hotel stay with breakfast and dinner
  • (4) boat trips
  • (2) bus tickets
  • Kaiservilla entrance fee in Bad Ischl
  • saltmine entrance fee in Hallstatt
  • train ticket (Hallstatt-Bad Goisern)
  • hiking maps and area information
  • Salzkammergut Adventure Card (130 attraction reductions)
  • (3) luggage transfers from village-to-village
  • all taxes and service charges

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6. IGLS, Austria - Special
....."So much more ... for so much less!"

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It's no coincidence that Igls is known as the hiking village.  Sitting on a glacial plateau at 3,000 feet above sea level and only 2 1/2 miles from Innsbruck, an Igl's visitor has everything available from their hotel door.  The area boasts miles and miles of carefully maintained walking and hiking trails, with guests led by certified hiking guides from one of Austria's most prestigious hiking organizations. At the end of the day, relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely hotel spa and amenities.

Your stay for this hiking week special offer is at the
4 star superior Sporthotel Igls
and is available from May 25 to End October.

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Included in the price of $820. per person (single or double occupancy during June, September & October) or $955. per person (single or double occupancy during July & August):

  • 7 nights hotel stay with breakfast and
    4 course dinner with choice of entree
    and a vegetarian menu
  • a bottle of wine upon arrival
  • a fruit basket and bathrobe
  • (5) days of guided hikes (Monday thru Friday)
  • daily picnic lunch (for guided hiking days)
  • free hiker's bus
  • (1) reflex zone foot massage
  • Tuesday and Thursday:
    optional Nordic Walking course
  • free use of back packs, hiking poles
    and hiking boots
  • all taxes and service charges
Additional amenities offered by the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, solarium, sauna, fitness and weight room, as well as a steam room.



For complete trip details and reservations,
contact Wanderweg Holidays!.

 

 

 


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